Friday, October 28, 2005

Painting the Town Schaumburg

Here's the latest column. Again, I liked the headline. For some reason I can't get the accompanying picture to post right now but I'll try again later.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

After reading your new article I feel that the author, Emily, is actually getting worse at writing. If the intention is to bore the readers to death, it is coming close to success. Who really cares what your friends talk about in the car? If boring car ride talk and playing video games is all you have to write about, you should seriously think about changing careers. My five year old son could write a more interesting article. Its a good thing you have friends to support your failing efforts.

11:28 AM  
Blogger DaGoose said...

I'll say it again: If you don't like it, don't read it. I was assigned to write about what happens when I go out, and that's what I'm doing. And though I appreciate the career advice, this column is not my career.

11:36 AM  
Blogger travis said...

I agree with anonymous completely!

11:45 AM  
Anonymous Kim said...

Em, great job. I actually thought this column was MUCH better than the last one.

1:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous Grammar Nazi said...

I see "Anonymous" is it's/its challenged, too! If the venom-spewer needs the number for Open Line, its 729-6125.

1:33 PM  
Anonymous AGN said...

Hey, doesn't Shemariah have a 5-year-old son? Hmmmmmmmm, makes you wonder...

1:39 PM  
Blogger Patrick said...

I like it. It's a different style for a nightlife beat, but it works. "Every Tuesday, it's college night, with drink specials for so-and-so from their talkative bartenders Ted and Nancy" doesn't do it anymore.

At least for people who go out at night. If you're staying home and playing Scrabble (not that there's anything wrong with that), you're not gonna enjoy nightlife stories no matter how they're written.

4:27 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Hey, AGN, what's up with stealing my moniker? There can only be one. ;P Your Sherry W. comment is indeed food for thought. Her 5-year-old must be brilliant; he also assigns those who disagree with his mother to the corner.

I agree with Patrick: If you don't enjoy, well, fun, you're not gonna enjoy this column. I've never read anything in this style before (except for this site), and that's a good thing. Nobody's trying to be Carrie Bradshaw here.

Aaaand once again let's sing the familiar refrain: If you don't like it, don't read it.

5:31 PM  
Blogger travis said...

How do you know if you like it if you don't read it? Your familiar refrain makes no sense.

1:12 PM  
Blogger FiveTone said...

First Yorkville, then Schaumberg...what happened to Whiskey Tango-Tales from J-Town ?

6:16 PM  
Blogger DaGoose said...

Haha. Well, the column's called "Emily Paints the Town," they didn't say which town, but I think my next few ones will be about Joliet. . .I haven't had a chance to update the site yet this week, my tales from last weekend will be in an upcoming column but I definitely have some blotters to put up.

9:03 PM  
Blogger FiveTone said...

I just think the whiskey tango in j town would be better fodder for your column. The Yorkville and Schaumburg whiskey tango seem normal in comparison. Also, I would spend more ink on getting into the the minds of some of the characters you meet, as opposed to a chronological retelling of the evening's events. Just my opinion. I still like the column.

11:50 AM  

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